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Blood And Lymph Transfusions
None: They are two different systems although the lymph ultimately flows into the blood circulation. ...Read more
Symptoms: Common presenting symptoms of blood cancer (leukemia) and lymph cancer (lymphoma) are weight loss, impaired immunity with infections, abnormal bleeding, enlarging lymph glands, and anemia with attendant fatigue and weakness. There may be fevers and sweats. None of these symptoms are specific and laboratory testing must be done to rule out more benign conditions and to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is not infectious: The kids need to be reassured that they will not catch the disease from grandma. Other than that you may communicate the diagnosis according to the level of their understanding. It is a cancer, but you may wish to avoid that term and state that she has a disorder of the lymph glands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just heard a close neighbor has blood and lymph cancer. How do we explain this condition to the kids?
Limit exposures: Cancer of the blood and lymph glands (leukemia and lymphoma) may be caused by a number of different molecular changes in the dna. Although there may not be just one "cause", we know that some contributing factors include family history of similar cancers, exposures to certain viruses, chemicals, and high radiation doses. Family should not be overly concerned and many treatments are effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A general question: Blood consists of cells and fluid (plasma). Cells are of 3 general types: white blood cells (which fight infection), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), and platelets (which initiate blood clots). Plasma and lymph carry proteins, such as antibodies. Anemia is the commonest disorder with many causes. Leukemia is a cancer of the wbcs. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph glands (nodes). ...Read more
None that we know of: For most people, there is not a lot that can be done to prevent "liquid cancers" - such as lymphoma and leukemia. We don't know of any dietary changes, for example, that reduce the risk of these cancers. It makes sense, though, to follow a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a normal bmi to reduce risks of cancer in general. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My friend is 15yrs old and has stage 4 kidney ca that is spread to muscle, liver, blood, and lymph nodes. No treatment, how long do you think she has?
Friend with stage 4 nsc inoperable lung cancer with mets and lymph node spread, diagnosis march 2013, needed blood transfusions today.Hr140.Ideas?
Got new blood work monos is 8.8 and lymph is 20.4. should I be worried since I had stroke year ago?
Use HealthTap Prime.: I don't follow your question. If you've had a stroke in the past, you could be concerned about getting a 2nd, more debilitating stroke. However, blood tests like the monocyte count & lymphocyte count don't predict stroke risk. They check the immune system. 20% lymphocytes & 8.8% monocytes aren't outside the reference range for most labs, but as a count (per nL) it's high. Upload report on HT Prime ...Read more
Would a blood test show why my lymph nodes are swollen or would i need more tests to find out why the keep re-occurring?
Hello. I had Labs conducted recently. Normal white and red blood levels but high Neut Auto (81%) and low Lymph Auto (12%). What does this mean?
Hi neutrophil %: Hello. I had Labs conducted recently. Normal white and red blood levels but high Neut Auto (81%) and low Lymph Auto (12%). What does this mean? ANS: means you likely have an infection but need more information such as age, ethnicity medical history. Best to ask ordering Dr. for interpretation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 year old child with a 3cm swollen auxiliary lymph node 3+weeks that is now matted. Blood looks good. Still growing. They dont want to do anything.
They're right: Observation only at this point, will likely regress on it's own, common, keep the follow up and trust, wish you and your child wellness ...Read more
If your white blood count is normal, but your neut is 5 points below range, and lymph is 2 points above, is that bad? All else was perfect,feel fine.
Lab test variability: The upper and lower normal ranges for lab tests are determined by how far the value is from average, so 5% of people will be abnormal" in any particular lab test. So I ran 20 lab tests on anyone then at least one would be "abnormal", but you could still be totally healthy. In general, small shifts in lymphycytes & neutrophils less than 10% in an otherwise healthy person should not be worrisome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi good night... i am a student. i wanted to know what the diagnosis for this patient will be if the blood smear has a lymph count of 65 and mono 21?
Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. This includes why the lab was obtained,symptoms,physical findings.You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload in a file ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comment 5mnths old blood test.Not in range
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Your doctor will need to relate them to the symptoms for which the tests were requested. ...Read more
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